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— June 5, 2017

Easing Those Aches and Pains

Our favourite homeopathic remedies for everyday use.

— May 9, 2017

An Orchard is Born

We expand our county home to include an orchard.

— April 25, 2017

Welcome Chickens!

After a brief hiatus, we once again have chickens. This time we welcomed not a dozen, but 30 laying hens.

— March 30, 2017

Growing Organically - Crop Rotation

Rotate the crops growing in your garden to reduce soil-borne pests, optimize nutrient recycling, and take advantage of companion…

— March 15, 2017

Bats in the Barn!

Why we want the bats living in our barn to stay in the neighbourhood after we've evicted them.

— February 16, 2017

Our Seed Story

Organic gardening starts with the seeds you plant - where do they came from?

— February 2, 2017

The Sentinel

An enormous, old Sugar Maple grows in our front yard. I like to look at it and imagine the local history that this tree has…

— January 11, 2017

Inspiring Child-Friendly Gardens

We received a book about children and gardening as a gift; and I am so glad we did! The book inspires children to enjoy the…

— December 13, 2016

Christmas Traditions and Children

Christmas is steeped in traditions. These traditions make the advent such a special time for children. Drop by to see what…

— November 22, 2016

Growing Organically - The Seeds

If you want to be a purist when it comes to organic gardening, it will take more than following a few principles. You need to…

— October 25, 2016

Cocoons and Chrysalises on the Front Porch

We raise moth and butterfly caterpillars on our front porch to get an up-close look at these beautiful creatures.

— October 11, 2016

Mites, Weevils and Flies, Oh My!

You can’t live in the country without getting acquainted with bugs.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin
Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent Van Gogh